We have a windy, wet morning at the inlet today. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 12 mph, gusting to 21 and the water is choppy. There are a lot of dark clouds surrounding the inlet but the forecast is calling for drier, sunnier skies this afternoon. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect from early this morning through Thursday morning. Seas will remain hazardous through Thursday.
The bite has picked up some but remains on the slow side. Collin at Black Dog Bait and Tackle said the best bet right now is Snook on mojarra. Quite a few Jacks are being landed along with a few Spanish Mackerel and Reds. Black Dog Bait and Tackle is located on Ocean Ave. in Melbourne Beach and they carry live bait, supplies for surf, river and kayak fishing and kayak rentals. Stop by on your way to the inlet, they are open until 10:00 p.m. Thanks Collin!
Our angler of the day is Christopher Storkenson with a nice, 27” slot Red he landed on the evening on the 4th while fishing from the south jetty rocks. Sweet catch Christopher!
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State Park Info: On Saturday April 14th there will be a Surf Fishing Workshop from 1:00 – 3:15 at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. Take a pen/pencil and something for note taking. Call 772-388-2750 for more information.
Walk with a Ranger every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to learn about the inlet and surrounding area. Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. Call 772-388-2750 for more information.
The State Park Marina offers a sunset kayak tour every evening in April, including a full moon tour on the 28th. Call 321-724-5424 for more information.